Pennsauken’s sophomore Amina Dyer, freshman Sianni Wynn, freshman Sanaya Dupree and sophomore Ameenah Rodriguez raced to the fastest 4-by-4 by a South Jersey school this year, a win in the Penn Relays South Jersey Large-School race and a berth in the Philly Area Championship race later Saturday.
With Wynn splitting 55.39, Pennsauken ran 3:58.41, 3rd-fastest of all New Jersey schools at the 127th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Pennsauken’s best previous finish in the South Jersey relay at Penn was a 3rd in 2014 in 4:01.25 with Tiara McDuffie, Briana Roberts, Aiyanna Ware and Olivia Jamison. This is the first time Pennsauken has ever broken 4:00 at Franklin Field.
Pennsauken will be back on the track at 5:45 p.m. for the Philadelphia Championship Race.
Pennsauken finished eight meters ahead of Winslow, which placed 2nd with a season-best 3:59.69. Seniors Ciara Wiltshire and Alana Henry, junior Dominique Clement and senior Janelle Marshall ran for Winslow, with Marshall anchoring in 57.92.
Other sub-60 splits were turned in by Rancocas Valley junior Leah Howe [59.09] and senior Kasey White [58.08] and Timber Creek junior Chloe Jones [59.86]. Timber Creek placed 3rd in 4:00.53 and R.V. was 4th in 4:02.03 with sophomores Aniya Wilkins and Cecilia King joining Howe and White, and sophomores Ryan Jennings and Billie Frazier and junior Naylah Jones joining Chloe Jones.